ANAHEIM (KTLA) -- If you have to kiss a lot of amphibians to find a prince, you have to woo a lot of NBA teams to win one's heart.
With March 1 the deadline to file for relocation, Sacramento Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof are maintaining a stony silence about their intentions.
It's Plan A, with the Maloofs giving Sacramento a last chance.
It's Plan B as in Bait.
Of course, if the Maloofs don't get more than architects' drawings where they already are, they'll go to:
Plan SORM, as in Sacramento in Our Rearview Mirror.
The Maloofs appear to be open to staying or leaving, having reportedly worked out problems in the offer by Ducks owner Henry Samueli and entertaining a last arena presentation from Sacramento.
On the "leave" side is:
The collapse of Sacramento's latest arena plan backed by Mayor Kevin Johnson, the former NBA star, after almost 10 years of talks.
The announcement by NBA Commissioner David Stern on Saturday that he's no longer trying to keep the team in Sacramento.
"All I'll say is that we and they have tried very hard over the years to see whether a new building could be built," Stern said at his All-Star news conference.
"And with the collapse of the last attempt, which took a few years, and several million dollars, on behalf of the league I said we are not going to spend any more time on that.
"That is for the Maloofs and the people of Sacramento."
Samueli's reported offer of a $100-million loan to cover money owed by the Kings to Sacramento and relocation costs.
On the "stay" side:
Galvanized as never before, Sacramento officials hired developer David Taylor to compile a report on building and paying for a new arena.
Hired on Feb. 8, Taylor's company, which built Denver's Pepsi Center and Newark, N.J.'s Prudential Center, was to complete its study in 90 days.
With Anaheim in the picture, Taylor may be down to 21 days, from his hiring to March 1.
Anaheim Kings Could Come To Anaheim
We've upgraded our reader commenting system. Learn more about the new features.
The Baltimore Sun encourages civil dialogue related to our stories; you must register and log-in to our site in order to participate. We reserve the right to remove any user and to delete comments that violate our Terms of Service. By commenting, you agree to these terms. Please flag inappropriate comments.